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Food-specific requirements and guidance – Manufactured food (all other food)


Before you review information related specifically to manufactured food products, read the information on General food requirements and guidance. The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) set out many requirements that apply across food commodities, along with the specific requirements highlighted here.

Additional requirements for Food imports and Food exports may apply also to your business.

Know the requirements

Canadian Standards of Identity: Volume 8 – Icewine
Learn about the standards of identify for Icewine.

Units of Measurement for the Net Quantity Declaration of Certain Foods
Units of measurement for prepackaged food, consumer prepackaged food and prepackaged food other than consumer prepackaged food.

Maximum Quantity Limits for Personal Use Exemption
There are quantity limits defined for manufactured food that determine whether you can qualify for a personal use exemption.

Preventive control recommendations

Preventive controls for food – Manufactured food (all other food)
Find information on select preventive control practices for operators to mitigate food safety risks associated with the processing of manufactured food products.

Related information

Compliance activities for manufactured foods
On November 1, 2022, CFIA ended its previously announced approach to the prioritization of compliance activities of the SFCR requirements for the manufactured food sector.

Food business activities that require a licence under the SFCR
Learn more about specific activities that would or would not require a licence under the SFCR.

Fact sheet: Manufactured food (all other food) businesses
Learn about key SFCR requirements for manufactured foods.

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